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Oracle® Server X5-4 Service Manual

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Updated: December 2015

System Management Subsystem

The server has two embedded system management tools (Oracle ILOM and Oracle System Assistant) and a suite of command line tools that can be run from the host.

Service Processor (SP) Oracle ILOM

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The server comes with a removable service processor (SP) daughter card that is mounted on the server motherboard. The SP supports the industry-standard IPMI feature set and includes Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) 3.2.5 and remote redirection of keyboard, video, mouse, and storage (KVMS).

The SP runs Oracle ILOM, a single-server management tool that allows you to monitor and maintain your server by providing real-time status and detailed information about the subsystems and components in your server. Oracle ILOM runs independently of the server OS and is accessible in both full power and standby power modes. The SP Oracle ILOM is accessible through the SP 100/1000/10000 Ethernet NET MGT port located on the server back panel or through one of the host's four built-in 10 GigabitEthernet ports (using sideband management).

Oracle System Assistant

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Your server might also come equipped with Oracle System Assistant. Oracle System Assistant is a server provisioning and update tool that assists in initial server set up and OS installation and allows you to easily manage server updates. As an option, Oracle System Assistant is delivered on a USB flash drive that is factory-installed in the internal USB slot labeled "OSA USB." The drive is configured with a server-specific version of Oracle System Assistant. You can start Oracle System Assistant from the server boot screen or from Oracle ILOM.

With Oracle System Assistant, you can:

  • Get a single server-specific bundle of the latest available BIOS, Oracle ILOM, and hardware firmware and the latest tools and OS drivers from the Oracle support site.

  • Update OS drivers and component firmware and configure RAID.

  • Install supported operating systems with the latest drivers and supported tools.

  • Configure a subset of Oracle ILOM settings.

  • Save and restore customized BIOS settings or revert the BIOS to the factory defaults.

  • Access embedded product documentation.

  • Display system overview and detailed hardware inventory information.

Oracle Hardware Management Pack

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Oracle Hardware Management Pack provides scriptable command-line tools that help you manage and configure your Oracle servers from the host operating system.

Hardware Management Pack enables you to do the following using command-line tools:

  • Configure BIOS (Legacy and UEFI), RAID volumes, and Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM).

  • Upgrade server component firmware.

  • Access the service processor and perform management tasks using IPMItool.

  • View hardware configuration information and the status of your Oracle servers.

  • Enable in-band monitoring of your Oracle hardware over Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). You can use this information to integrate your Oracle servers into your data center management infrastructure.

  • Set up an Oracle ILOM trap proxy that forwards SNMP traps from your Oracle ILOM service processor to the host OS.